Earlier in this year, during a BlackBerry BBM Party in UK. A 37-year-old man was injured and later died during an incident, later confirm to be RIM executive Phillip Sheriff at Pulse nightclub, in Southwark, central London. Ashley Charles, 25, of Nevanthon Road, Leicester, his trail has finally began to take place in the Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court. The stabbing happened after Jessie J had been performing at the party, and a brawl broke out. During the scuffle Ashley allegedly charge at a Mr. Phillip Sheriff, with a broke glass bottle to neck of the victim.
During the trail, Research In Motion executive looked ‘confused’ and was not aware a ‘big hole in his neck’
Lois Craze a witness at the scene, stood ‘people watching’ while her friends went to grab a few drinks from the bar, when she noticed a man coming towards the bar on ‘a bit of a mission’.
She said: ‘
When he approached the bar I turned away and the next moment I turned back all I saw was that man walking very quickly away from the direction he came. Someone took him down to the floor.
‘When I looked back this man at the bar turned round and his neck was open and bleeding everywhere. He was facing me at this point.
‘He was just standing there holding his neck and staring in the direction to where the man went, confused and almost as if he did not know what had happened to him. He was looking not angry or not even aware he had been hurt.
Ms Craze said:
“His neck was open and bleeding everywhere. He was facing me at this point. “He was just standing there holding his neck and staring in the direction to where the man [his attacker] went, confused and almost as if he did not know what had happened to him.
“He was looking not angry or not even aware he had been hurt.
“There was a big hole in his neck on the left and there was blood everywhere.
“It was coming out very quickly and covered his suit jacket.
“His friend I guess who was at the bar looked over and saw what happened and noticed the blood and straight away put his fingers on it.“He held him up at the bar and tried to stabilise him.”
After Charles delivered the wound he was grabbed by bouncers and said:
“Is he OK? I wish I had not done that.”
Charles told police officials: “Yeah, I know I bottled him. I did not mean to harm him, I am sorry.” adding to this, “He kept pushing past me throughout the bar area. I felt intimidated so I lashed out.”
Prosecutor Duncan Penny said to the Old Bailey:
“A witness heard an argument between the defendant and Mr Sheriff which appeared to be related to the phone.
“CCTV showed the defendant twice lunge towards Mr Sheriff’s phone but he was not successful. The fatal attack occurred seconds after.
“The defendant took Mr Sheriff’s bottle of beer from his right hand.
“The defendant’s hand moves out of camera shot before it came back into shot. He lunged at the left side of Mr Sheriff’s neck.
“Witnesses describe seeing the blow as a swipe or slash. Undoubtedly it all happened very quickly indeed.
“Perhaps no more than a second. One second to take a life.”
Mr Phillip Sheriff, of Preston, Lancashire, worked for Research In Motion, which sponsored the event in April at the Pulse Club in Southwark, South London.
Ashley Charles, 25, of Nevanthon Road, Leicester, has denied murder.
The trial is expect to last two weeks in Central London